Seeing students and teachers huddled together—feebly clutching on scissors and pattern papers, dressing up mannequins and non-stop powwow on the latest in fashion—is quite a common scene at the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA), the country’s first specialized fashion college. What isn’t common at all is the way these fashionistas dress up individually.
Perhaps, it’s a no-brainer to infer that anyone who attends a fashion school is fashionable—that being said on a positive note. What is remarkable about SoFA is the high energy one could feel as far as fashion is concerned. Everyone—students and members of its faculty—dresses up well but in different styles (all being very, very far from boring), fostering individuality.
“SoFA does not aim to generate an army of fashion designers with no place to go. We hope to be able to elevate the industry not just on the superficial level but we wish to make a stamp on real progress in the entire Design sector which will touch all the way to the grassroots,” shares Maina Hechanova, SoFA’s Communications Officer.
Style Bible caught up with five of SoFA’s key personalities—Amina Aranaz- Alunan, Loralee Baron Soong, Maina Hechanova, Carla Mae Leonor and Mads Constantino—and show us how they put together their outfit for work.
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